UTEP vs. #4 Oklahoma Game Week Reading Materials

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If you're out there looking for your fix of information on the UTEP vs. Oklahoma football game this weekend, you've found the right place. Here's a list of some good reads on everything from game previews to team previews, and bulletin board material to coaches' comments. Enjoy.

Stoops, Sooners Preview Season Opener - SoonerSports.com - Official Athletics Site of the Oklahoma Sooners
SoonerSports.com is the official athletics site of the Oklahoma Sooners and partner of CBS College Sports. SoonerSports.com provides official coverage of the Oklahoma Sooners direct from the OU Athletics Department in Norman.

NCAA College Football Preview - Oklahoma Sooners at Texas-El Paso Miners - Sep 01, 2012 - CBSSports.com
A 10-win season and bowl victory would be considered a great year for most programs. Oklahoma is not " most programs.

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First glance: Breaking down UTEP - Oklahoma Sooners Blog - ESPN
The Sooners have a history of struggling in openers. Look no further than 2010, when Utah State took OU to the brink in a 31-24 Sooners victory. That Utah State team was no better than this UTEP squad.

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Multiple OU freshman to play against UTEP | OU Sports
Well, there's Ty Darlingon and Taylor McNamara. Then there's Charles Tapper and Mike Onuoha. Don't forget Durron Neal and Sterling Shepard, or Gary Simon

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UTEP Miners Football At A Glance - Crimson And Cream Machine
2012 UTEP Miners Football At A Glance

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Oklahoma Sooners Remain Focused Solely On Football - Crimson And Cream Machine
In 2011, the bar was set high as the Oklahoma Sooners came in with the nation's top ranking. With all the expectations that were placed upon the 2011 season, only a few have been removed heading into 2012. This is a season that is shaping up to be far removed from the fanfare as the Sooners have taken on a new sense of focus.

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Mike Price - "Oklahoma Has No Weaknesses" - Crimson And Cream Machine
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops met with the media on Monday to discuss the UTEP Miners, his first opponent of the season. His counterpart, Mike Price, also met with the media to discuss the Sooners and apparently he's pretty high on them.

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Oklahoma's QB Landry Jones wants to win the national championship | Tulsa World
Landry Jones was asked - before fall camp hit full speed earlier this month - what his focus was for Oklahoma's 2012 football season. The senior quarterback didn't hesitate with his answer. "It's going after that national championship," Jones said. "We've had some success around this place. With me at quarterback, we haven't yet been able to get to that big game. We've had some stumbles usually in the regular season that keeps us from that.

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Sports Extra - Blogs - Did UTEP quarterback provide bulletinboard material | Tulsa World
UTEP quarterback Nick Lamaison sat across from me at Conference USA media day in Dallas last month and honestly answered a question about Landry Jones.

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Running ahead of the pack, Jeffery ready to lead - Sports - The Prospector - University of Texas at El Paso
As football fans await the 60 minutes of wholesome American competition, Miner players are looking to their upperclassmen to lead them into the game and into a successful season. Making an exception to this tradition, UTEP chances for football victory rests in the hands of one of the teams’ youngest, sophomore running back Nathan Jeffery.

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Tight ends looking to have bigger impact in Price’s offense - Sports - The Prospector - University of Texas at El Paso
With plenty of new faces in the offense this upcoming season, the Miners tight ends feel ready to take a leading role and help the team improve on their 5-7 record from 2011.

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Past games between UTEP and Oklahoma | News - Home
UTEP VS. OU - Third meeting between the schools, all since 2000. - OU leads the series 2-0 and has outscored the Miners 123-14. - OU has scored the last 89 points in the series. - The Sooners beat the Miners in Norman, Okla. in 2000 (55-14) and 2002 (68-0). - OU was ranked 19th heading into the 2000 matchup and second entering the 2002 game.

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Landry Jones stays cool under pressure
Oklahoma QB Landry Jones stoic despite Blake Bell taking over under center in big plays for the Sooners.

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Oklahoma football: No update on receiver Jalen Saunders | NewsOK.com
The wait for an NCAA ruling on Fresno State transfer wide receiver Jalen Saunders continues. Saunders has asked the NCAA to waive its requirement that transfers sit out a season. Oklahoma assistant coach Jay Norvell has said the request related to personal, off-the-field issues. OU coach Bob Stoops said he expected an announcement any day.

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